Sexy swimsuit models take the stage at Tosca Delfino on day two of Toronto Fashion Week
A crowd of almost all women—surprising for a swimsuit runway show (we’re serious, it was a little shocking)—piled into the tents at David Pecaut Square to check out the Tosca Delfino collection. The show opened to a video of a woman skydiving in a bikini (a natural choice of attire for such a humdrum activity) and to the soothing melodies of Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Game,” a song that 22 years after the video, still makes us think of models and beaches. We liked the high waistbands on the bikini bottoms that felt fit for Beach Blanket Bingo and the elastic-waist printed wraps that would be perfect cover-ups to run from the surf to the store. Check out Tosca Delfino’s complete sexy swimwear collection after the jump.
The prints, like a landscape of Toronto complete with the CN Tower (great to show national pride abroad, we guess), were cute, but we were perplexed by the closing sarong (a photo of men wearing headdresses on the beach), because we couldn’t tell what the message was supposed to be. The string bikinis were, well, string bikinis, and save for the women inside, we think if you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all. The gauzy, sheer cover-ups were also nice, and still very oceanside friendly, but chic enough that you wouldn’t feel like a schlub running to use the hotel bathroom. We weren’t crazy about the elastic-bound bikini bottoms that looked fine on the five-foot-10-inch, 100-pound model, but we imagine it would force every fold and wrinkle out of any normal-sized woman. To the ladies and gay men, the most interesting moment came when a model lost a five-inch platform heel on the runway (again, a natural choice for lounging about poolside), but we’re sure the few straight men in attendance had focused their attentions elsewhere. But, really, swimsuits are swimsuits, and purchasing one is a challenge on its own, so click on for our look-by-look coverage to see which one you could squeeze into.